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of Ingleston Foundry, Greenock, and of Beverley Works, Barnes, London
1901 Business established
1906 Incorporated as a public company
Manufacturer of Aluminium castings of every description. Maker of Solar pure cast aluminium cooking utensils.
1947 Produced aluminium castings, by sand and die casting, and cast hollow ware under brand name Solar. Other subsidiaries were:
1951 Introduced the Swirlux washing machine
1955 Acquired Renfrew Aircraft and Engineering Co, of Renfrew, Canada, to make aero-engine parts
1960 Proprietors: Solar Industries. (1960 Advert)
1960 The Greenock Foundry of Aluminium Castings Company was closed.